The Support Fund is paid as a contribution to the Scouts who need support to be able to participate in local Scout group activities on equal terms as other Scouts. This may include participation fees, membership fees, travel, equipment or similar expenses. The support may be material or financial. The purpose is that more children and young people should be able to participate in activities that they otherwise not would have been able to. The Support Fund is available for scouts between 8-25 years. The application to the Scouts Support Fund is handled with secrecy.